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UNC leader announces plan to remove Confederate pedestal
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
North Carolina’s flagship public university plans to remove the pedestal where a now-toppled Confederate statue once stood on a main campus quad, its chancellor said Monday. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt also announced she will step down at the end of the school year. Folt’s surprise order to put the pedestal in
New program for former inmates who were veterans
Friday, January 11, 2019
Military veterans face many challenges when returning to civilian life, including finding sustaining and fulfilling work and housing, and adapting to family life. Inmates who have recently been released from prison face many of the same challenges. A new program from the N.C. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs aims to help inmates who are also
Tribune Newsmaker of the Year
Friday, December 28, 2018
He was the reason that Martin Luther King Jr. first visited Durham. He was the first black man to be a federal prosecutor in the south after Reconstruction. And he has been the longest serving legislator in the N.C. General Assembly. Now he’s retiring. And many say his absence will make a profound difference. For that reason, Rep. Mickey Michaux is
NCCU chancellor highlights growth, accomplishments
Friday, November 2, 2018
DURHAM – The Eagles are soaring at N.C. Central University. That was the message Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye shared at a coffee and chat between members of the media, the community and the chancellor on Nov. 1. “It’s an exciting period for us,” Akinleye told the group gathered over coffee and a light breakfast in the
DPS parents want more black teachers, equity training, fewer suspensions
Friday, September 21, 2018
DURHAM – Incentives to attract and keep black teachers, especially men; provide test preparation for students who need it, not just the high achievers; and make school suspension a last resort are just a few of the things black parents and educators said they want to see in Durham Public Schools. About 50 parents, along with 10 DPS personnel,

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NCCU women knock off Coppin State

DURHAM — Freshman Dasmine Kasey, left, drilled the go-ahead 3-pointer with 51.5 seconds

UNCís Carol Folt no longer silent on Sam

At long last, we’ve learned who UNC Chancellor Carol Folt is, just in time to say

Positive outlook for Triangle real estate markets

RALEIGH – Most signs point to a good year ahead for the area’s overall economy and